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5ZB

Welcome to our class web page where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find

information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.

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We have our own 5ZB email! If you would like to contact us, please do so with the secure form below- we will be checking it regularly. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Key Information:

5ZB have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Wednesday.

5ZB's entrance and exit point is the top gate by the basket ball court. Please wait outside the gate on Crown Road.

Times table of the week: 6 times table

Term 5

For the first two weeks of Term 5, Year 5 are continuing to focus all of our learning around the book: Here we are: Notes for living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. To finish off our learning, we will be writing letters to our local MP, Chris Skidmore, about an environmental issue we want to address. We will also be finishing off our collage work ready for a whole year group art display!

Litter research- Article 17 Access to information 

Today we completed some research on littering in our local area ready to write letters to our local MP.

Term 4

For the remainder of Term 4, the whole school are focussing all of their learning around the book: Here we are: Notes for living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. This wonderful picture book will take us on a journey through a series of heartfelt notes introducing planet Earth. From land and sky, to people and time, the notes explore what makes the world and how we live it. We will be using the book to re-establish our class and whole school community, focussing on important messages such as kindness and to inspire our writing, reading and to create some beautiful artwork too.

Being a Writer! Article 15: Setting Up or Joining Groups 

In Week 6, we had an exciting delivery from a school in Switzerland. We read through the letters and learnt about some amazing individuals who attend a school in a Reichenbach, a small village in Switzerland. Then, we were being fantastic writers and wrote letters to send back to our penpals. We are looking forward to hearing from them soon. 

Term 4 Shining Star!

 

Watch the video for our Shining Star this term here: https://youtu.be/35bm6ltJt-0

Easter in a Box! Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 6, we were very fortunate to have Rev. Lisa come in to see us. We explored the Easter story through different scenes and built a visual representation of the story through asking questions, decorating eggboxes, keyrings and bunting. We really enjoyed having Rev. Lisa come in and furthering our understanding of Easter. 

Egg Decorating- Article 31: Right to rest, play, culture and art 

We have had some fantastic entries for our egg decorating competition this year! We think they are 'eggcellent' and we hope that one of them will be the overall winner!

Sketching- Article 31:Right to rest, play, culture and arts

Today we have been working on our sketching skills. We started off by thinking about how to vary shade. We then used this learning to help us copy one side of an image.

Red Nose Day- Article 1 Access to Rights

Today we had a fantastic day fundraising for Red Nose Day. We learnt about how our money will help and we go to share some jokes too! 

Joke 1

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Joke 2

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X-table Champion 19.03.21

Outdoor Learning- Scavenger Hunt! Article 31 Right to rest, play, culture and arts 

This afternoon, we had a great time outside completing our scavenger hunts. Although it was windy, it was fantastic to get outside whilst also learning too!

Singing Assembly- Article 28 Access to education 

 

Today, we had a great time during singing assembly. Some of us came to front and sang songs for the rest of the class to enjoy! 

Singing

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Purple Learning: Article 28 Access to Education

This week, we have been recapping Purple Learning and all of things that make us Purple Learners. We have really enjoyed using our oracy skills as well as revising our previous learning.

Lockdown 

The first two weeks of Term 4 were our final two weeks of online learning. During the first week, we developed a fantastic understanding of possibility adverbs when 'Being an Author' as well as consolidating our knowledge of conjunctions. Whilst 'Being a Mathematician', we persevered with our learning of equivalent and improper fractions and mixed numbers. We also have secured a deeper understanding of inference whilst 'Being a Reader' too. We have been fantastic athletes by completing bootcamp and yoga sessions in addition to being superb historians and researching Fairtrade. Throughout our second week, we celebrated World Book Day and explored alternative versions of Fairytales. We have created superb comic strips, wanted posters and have even engaged in a class debate in which we built on our oracy skills! Also, we designed and created sustainable houses for the big bad wolf from the Three Little Pigs to live in. We are so proud of the work that 5ZB have produced and cannot wait to see them back in the classroom. Take a look below at our wonderful work. 

Term 3

What do ethics have to do with clothes? - Enquiry Overview

This term, our class book is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will be following the journey of Jim Jarvis through the Victorian Era and the troubles that he faces. Through this book we will be focusing on a variety of genres and linking it to our year group targets. Making links with our class book, we will be learning about the Industrial Revolution which links to our Global Goal this term- Decent Work and Economic Growth.

Lockdown 2021

This term, we have become superb and resilient technologists by completing our school work online. Since being told to stay at home and stay safe, 5ZB have continued to explore and apply new learning and challenge themselves in everything that they do. Whilst ‘Being an Author’, we have developed a wonderful understanding of reported speech, metaphors and possibility adverbs. In ‘Being a Mathematician’, we have consolidated our understanding of multiplication, division, factors and squared and cubed numbers. We have also persevered with inference skills whilst ‘Being a Reader’. We have enjoyed activities based on Safer Internet Day and Mental Health Week as well as weekly virtual meets where we can see our friends and play fun games including bingo and scavenger hunts. Here is a just a small sample of what 5ZB have been getting up to over Term 3. Keep up the fantastic work Year 5, you are amazing!

Chronology- Article 28 Access to Education 

Today we worked on our chronology skills by ordering some key events which happened in Victorian times. 

Christmas Service- Article 14 Freedom of thought, relgion and belief

This morning, we watched the Year 4 Christmas Service. As part of this, we watched a clip from Lisa explaining the Christmas story. We also sang the songs that we have been working on during singing assembly.

Christmas Service

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Singing 2

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Singing 3

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5ZB Shining Star Term 2

Check out the video of 5ZB's Shining Star!

https://youtu.be/5Sw_nQBIbG4

Christmas cookies! Article 28- Access to education

We have had a lovely morning decorating biscuits for Christmas with lots of delicious topping!

 Maths morning-Article 28 Access to education 

We had a wonder morning full of maths activities based on Christmas! Some of the questions were very tricky so we had to put ourselves in the Challenge Zone to solve them!

Christmas in a Box! - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 7, we were very lucky to have Rev. Lisa visit us. We explored and learnt about Mary, Joseph, the shepards and the three wise men and their involvement in the birth of Jesus and the Christmas story. 

WOW Day! Article 28 Access to Education 

Today we have had a fabulous day learning all about the Victorians as part of our WOW day for our new topic. We got to learn all about life in Victorian times, Victorian schools and we even had a chance to make our own Victorian toys! We can't wait to keep learning about this exciting topic.

Champion 04.12.20!

Computing- Article 17 Access to Information 

Today, we had a wonder computing day where we learnt how to make sprites dance to music, complete commands and solve bugs!

Year 5 Champion 27.11.20

No Pens Day- Article 28 Access to Education 

Today, we had a fantastic day of learning where no pens were used all day! We couldn't believe how much we learnt through using our voices and listening carefully. We discussed our new class book, debated in maths and learnt sign language in the afternoon! 

Discussions in maths

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Sign Language Song!

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How are lives saved?

Enquiry Overview: How are lives saved? Sustainable Development Goal 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

This term, Year 5 are going to delving into Sustainable Development Goal 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure with a focus on how lives can be saved through having a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Alongside this, we will be doing work based on the book 'Journey to Jo'burg' which is based on a true story about children living during the Apartheid. Please check our page for updates on our fabulous learning!

Term 2

Article 24 - Health, Water, Food and Environment

In Week 3, we have prepared, practised and performed TED talks to showcase our new knowledge from our enquiry into how lives are saved. In these talks, we aimed to give people information about how they can make healthier life choices by considering the Eatwell Food Plate, healthy cooking methods and the negative effects of sugar. We hope you enjoy and can learn something from our TED talks! 

Talk 1

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Singing Assembly- Article 31 Cultural experiences.

Today, we had a fantastic time working on our singing skills! We learnt some songs with Nigel and had a go at singing these, focussing on our voice projection and tone.

Singing Assembly

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Tasty Salads- Article 27 Standard of life

Today we got to taste some of the delicious food from the allotment. We prepared and cooked the food using the skills we had learnt about and we loved the end results.

Pumpkin Carving- Article 31 Arts 

We can't believe how creative our class have been over the half term break! Take a look at our amazing pumpkins!

Our Shining Star for Term 1-Congratulations Sadie!

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Church Visit - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 8, we have had the wonderful opportunity of visiting St. Stephen's Church. Before we went to the church, we reflected on previous learning including Christian celebrations such as Harvest and how to be respectful in a place of worship. We enjoyed listening to Rev Lisa and learnt about Christian beliefs, events that take place and the sense of belonging Christians experience. We even had chance to ask some amazing and thought-provoking questions! 

Photography- Article 28 Access to Education 

Today, we have been working on foreground, midground and background. We can't believe how professional some of our photographs look!

PE- Article 31 Rest, Play, Arts and Culture 

Today, we filmed two parts of the dance that we've been learning in PE. It was tricky but we were very pleased with the end result!

Warm-up

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Part 1

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Harvest Festival with Lisa and Nigel- Article 14 Right to Religion

This morning, we had a lovely time watching Year 4 tell us all about Harvest. We had a message from Lisa and we also had some singing with Nigel. We worked hard to project our voices!

Harvest Festival

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Harvest Festival 2

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Harvest Festival 3

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Marshmallow Madness- Article 28 The Right to Education

Today, we were set the challenge to make towers using only marshmallow and spaghetti! We got very sticky but it helped us reflect on what made great team work!

Year 5's Times Table Champion 09.10.20!

Harvesting with Mr Evans- Article 28 Right to Education 

Today, some children helped Mr Evans on the allotment. They harvested raspberries, onions and carrots. We got to try some raspberries in class and they were delicious! 

Allotment sampling- Article 24 The right to health.

Today we were lucky enough to sample some delicious carrots from our school allotment. They were fresh, crunchy and delicious and they also help to keep us healthy!

Year 5's Times Table Champion!

Complex  sentences- Article 17 Access to information

Today we learnt about how to use complex sentences in our writing and why these make our writing better. 

 

What is a place of worship?- Article 14 freedom of thought and religion

Today we started learning about the different places that can be used for worship. We sorted the places with their names anencephaly corresponding religions. 

Sporting Chance- Article 31 the right to play and relax

Today we had a great first day with Sporting Chance! We learnt how to run quickly at and we can't wait to continue working on our techniques. 

WOW-Class Party Article 24 Right to health 

Today we kickstarted our new enquiry with a class party. After the party, we thought about the kinds of food that we had and what would happen to our health and bodies if we ate this food all of the time. We realised that we would become unhealthy and even unwell if we had unbalanced diets all of the time so we want to lean about healthy diets so we can keep ourselves in good shape as well as saving lives of others! 

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